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20 April 2021 - NW172

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What total (a) number of provincial departments have underperformed in the 2019-20 financial year and (b) amount was paid for performance bonuses to the specified underperforming departments in the specified financial year; (2) What total (a) number of departments within the national Government have underperformed in the 2019-20 financial year and (b) amount was paid for performance bonuses to the specified underperforming departments in the specified financial year?

Reply:

  1. For the purpose of responding to this parliamentary question, departments that received a disclaimer or adverse finding from the Auditor-General for the 2019/2020 financial year are regarded as having underperformed. (a) The North West Department of Human Settlements is the only provincial department that received a disclaimer or adverse finding from the Auditor-General for the 2019/2020 financial year. (b) According to information available on PERSAL no performance bonuses were paid by the department for the 2019/2020 financial year.
  2. (a) None of the national departments received a disclaimer or adverse finding for the 2019/2020 financial year. (b) According to information available on PERSAL no performance bonuses were paid by departments that are regarded as underperforming.

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20 April 2021 - NW418

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether she has found the operations of the Advisory Council on Military Veterans in her department to be sound; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons that she has neglected to respond to the previous advisory council and (b) steps will she take to ensure that the new advisory council’s recommendations are implemented?

Reply:

The question is vague as it is not clear when it is alleged that I “neglected to respond to the previous Advisory Council”.  I issued a Ministerial Directive in 2019 on the interpretation and application of the mandate of the Advisory Council with specific reference to, amongst others, this provisions in the Act, and it is trusted that once a new Council is appointed that  they will operate within these parameters. 

 

 

20 April 2021 - NW348

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in North West, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 1 941 974 hectares of land in North West are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW350

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Gauteng, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

 

a) About 20 182 hectares of land in Gauteng are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW349

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Northern Cape, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 943 578 hectares of land in Northern Cape are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW345

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in the Eastern Cape, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 3 501 621 hectares of land in the Eastern Cape are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations. The Eastern Cape proclamations however have not been recently mapped since the Provincial Government, with the assistance of the national Department of Traditional Affairs, is still verifying the accuracy and completeness of the proclamations in their possession. Once this process is completed, all the boundaries of traditional communities will be mapped in order to confirm existing information particularly with respect to the boundaries.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW346

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Limpopo, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 2 912 679 hectares of land in Limpopo are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW347

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Mpumalanga, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 642 670 hectares of land in Mpumalanga are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW352

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in KwaZulu-Natal, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 2 883 720 hectares of land in KwaZulu-Natal are held by the Ingonyama, as trustee of Ingonyama Trust, on behalf of the communities that are listed in the schedule to the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994. An additional amount of about 559 559 hectares are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities in the same province.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities, on whose behalf the land is held, are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW77

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether her department has taken steps to ensure that small, medium and micro enterprises that form part of the constituencies of municipalities are included in the procurement model of the cities to open up enough space for small business to participate in line with supply chain management processes of each city; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?”

Reply:

The procurement of goods and services in municipalities is governed by the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Supply Chaim Management Regulations of the National Treasury as revised and the applicable Practice Notes as issued National Treasury. The MFMA, SCM Regulations and the various Practice Notes prescribe procurement requirements from SMMEs and Co-operatives of each municipality.

To augment the legislated mandates, the Department of Small Business Development consults and lobbies the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on various policy and SMME support instruments it develops for adoption and implementation in municipalities. A recent example is that of when the Department was developing the SMME-Focused Localization Framework in 2020, it held consultations and mobilized for adoption by municipalities for implementation. The Localisation Framework identifies over 1000 products and services that must be procured from SMMEs and Cooperatives. To date, SALGA continues to create a platform for the Department to create awareness of the Localisation Framework amongst the municipalities to consider SMMEs and Co-operatives produced goods or services when issuing out tenders to bidders. To demonstrate success of this mainstreaming work, the City of Tshwane continues to consult with the Department in their process of developing its own localisation policy and reviewing its supply chain management policies.

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20 April 2021 - NW21

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Mthenjane, Mr DF to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What (a) total amount of the budgeted COVID-19 relief fund for small businesses has been distributed to date and (b) is the racial profile of the businesses to which the specified funds were distributed?”

Reply:

a) Disbursements under the SMME Debt Relief Fund amounted to R316.2 million to 1 151 SMMEs of the R513 million that was set aside. It must be noted that no additional claims from approved beneficiaries were received against the Scheme when the economy moved to lockdown level 3.

b) The racial profile of the businesses is outlined as follows:

Race

Number

%

Asian

3

0.26

Black

696

60.47

Coloured

67

5.82

Indian

98

8.51

White

287

24.93

Total

1 151

100.00

20 April 2021 - NW344

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in the Free State, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 140 277 hectares of land in the Free State are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

19 April 2021 - NW898

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(1)Whether he will furnish Dr W J Boshoff with a summary of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) related demonstrations at university and technical and vocational education and training college campuses, comparing the year before administration had commenced with the two and a half years during which NSFAS was under administration; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. It should be noted at the outset that student protests do occur on university campuses from time to time and relate to a broad range of issues. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and funding-related matters do sometimes feature in these protests, but are often institution-specific and appear to be NSFAS-related, but are not always.

In 2017, NSFAS introduced and implemented a new funding system for all universities, termed the “student-centred” model. The system was intended to provide an improved information technology platform for submitting and processing student applications, where students apply directly to NSFAS through an online application system and manage allocations to students.

While some changes to systems and processes at NSFAS resulted in students applying directly to NSFAS in 2017 with some of the preliminary funding decisions being concluded and communicated to students on time, the rest of the processes at NSFAS were subject to severe challenges and unacceptable delays.

NSFAS did not have the requisite capacity and technical knowledge required for the successful implementation of the new system. The information technology platform and systems built to manage the processes were not able to function effectively. There were huge delays in the exchange of registration data between NSFAS and universities, making funding decisions, and paying students on time. As a result of these challenges, there was much dissatisfaction across universities and the following universities experienced disruption of the academic activities during 2017:

The Vaal University of Technology, Witwatersrand, University of Limpopo, University of Venda, Sol Plaatje University, University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, Walter Sisulu University, Rhodes University, Nelson  Mandela University, University of Fort Hare, Central University of Technology, University of the Free State, UNISA, University of Zululand, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Mangosuthu University of Technology.

In August 2018, an Administrator was appointed to, amongst others, deal with the operational challenges explained above, ensuring improved systems and policy controls, and addressing backlog issues from previous funding cycles. In the first period of administration, operations at NSFAS stabilised significantly, resulting in a comparatively smooth funding cycle for 2019, improved relationships between institutions and NSFAS, improved data exchange between NSFAS and institutions, and better controls being put in place to manage funding rules. There was also a significant improvement in payments to students, which, with the support of institutions, were paid on time to students for the first time ever. Reconciliations were also done monthly, which resulted in smoother administration of the funding scheme.

The Department developed guidelines on how the new DHET bursary would be implemented. Standards were set up early in January 2018 based on research that NSFAS had undertaken. These were communicated to the system but were not implemented by all universities in the same way.  In 2019, it was discovered that some universities did not implement the policy correctly for first-time entering students, and payments of allowances were made to students who did not qualify. NSFAS had no means to validate funded undergraduate courses in universities, and that a funded qualification management system was not in place. With a lack of controls at NSFAS, institutions were able to submit data that did not comply with the policy, such as allowance amounts not in line with the policy and qualifications that did not qualify for funding.

This led to some confusion and dissatisfaction and resulted in turmoil. Many demands made by students and protests were experienced on many campuses. It should also be noted that many universities had protests as a response to the call for a national shutdown by the South African Union of Students. The following universities experienced student protests:

The Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of Fort Hare, University of Zululand, the University of Venda, University of Mpumalanga, the Vaal University of Technology, University of Limpopo, Sol Plaatje University, University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, Walter Sisulu University, Rhodes University, Nelson Mandela University, Central University of Technology, University of the Free State, UNISA, Durban University of Technology, and University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The government also made funds available to pay off the historic debt of NSFAS funded students incurred prior to the introduction of the DHET bursary.

The lack of policy controls at NSFAS had a significant effect. Closeout issues were still being addressed in 2020, and weaknesses in data controls persisted. There were delays in finalising appeals by NSFAS. Although there was a call for a national shut down by SAUS, the sector was relatively calm and only the following institutions had major disruptions:

Central University of Technology, North West University, University of Fort Hare, University of Venda, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of South Africa, Central University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, Sefako Makgatho University, Sol Plaatje University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Limpopo, University of the Free State, University of the Western Cape, University of Zululand, Vaal University of Technology, Walter Sisulu University and Witwatersrand University.

There is a significant improvement in terms of controls at NSFAS and the payment of allowances. The protests that are currently experienced by universities relate to the broader funding of the sector and in particular, matters relating to student debt of missing middle students.  

The following table presents a summary of NSFAS matters that prompted recipients to demonstrate in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges:

2019

2020

2021

Outstanding allowances

Outstanding allowances

Outstanding allowances

Late or non-disbursement of allowances

Late or non-disbursement of allowances

Late or non-disbursement of allowances

Migration to NSFAS wallet payment system

Migration to NSFAS wallet payment system

Migration to NSFAS wallet payment system

 

 

Issuing of laptops

The main goal of the Department and NSFAS is to ensure that financial aid reaches the right student timeously. To this end, the value chain process is dependent on the active participation of all stakeholders regarding, amongst others, the following:

  • Development and distribution of the bursary policy by the Department;
  • Capacity building training of college officials by the Department and NSFAS;
  • Accurate completion and timeous submission of a complete application by a student; and
  • Timeous submission of the student registration data to NSFAS by colleges.  

The Department, together with NSFAS, college management and Student Representative Councils collectively have a responsibility to address the issues reflected in the table above. The Department and NSFAS have put various mechanisms in place to address these issues such as developing standard operating procedures for the administration of college fees and allowances as well as the introduction of the NSFAS wallet payment system to expedite payment of allowances.

(2)    Yes.

19 April 2021 - NW477

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With reference to the reply of the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, to question 2256 on 5 January 2021, (a) what was the total cost of the charter, (b) who were the private individuals who requested the SA National Defence Force (SANDF ) to transport their donations of personal protective equipment to Cuba, (c) under what policy and/or regulations was this private transport approved, (d) how did the private individuals know about the charter when this charter was not publicly announced and (e) how does the SANDF explain not having any details about the presence of a certain person (name furnished) on an SANDF charter flight?

Reply:

The former South African Ambassador to Cuba His Excellency Mr Pitso coordinated the donation and requested the SANDF to take the collected items to Cuba since there was a chartered flight to Cuba which was taking personal artefact for students in Cuba and fetching those that has completed their studies. This was under special circumstances when borders were closed in many countries.

The former Ambassador is in regular contact with the Cuban Mission in South Africa, hence he got to know about the flight to Cuba by the SANDF for their own members as well as those of the NDoH. The arrangement was between the Embassy of Cuba and the donor.

Private organisations and individuals would normally not have this service available to them.

19 April 2021 - NW799

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the full, relevant details and breakdown of the (a) total amount that her department has spent on mobile classrooms countrywide and (b) location of the specified classrooms?

Reply:

(a)       R774 430 461

(b) 

The Classrooms are located as follows:

           

FREE STATE

2704

 

KWA-ZULU NATAL

1925

 

LIMPOPO

605

 

NORTHERN CAPE

65

 

NORTH WEST

73

 

WESTERN CAPE

206

 

GAUTENG

240

19 April 2021 - NW951

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the President of the Republic

(1)Whether, considering that he is in receipt of a number of reports from the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) spanning a number of departments, and given his obligation to protect the public and further considering that identified individuals in the specified reports may hold professional status with a Statutory Council, he will pass such reports on to the relevant statutory councils so that any licensed persons (details furnished) are held to account in order to protect the Republic; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what are the further relevant details; (2) whether he will make it a policy in respect of any government official who is/was investigated and/or charged internally in the past, present and future to be reported to their relevant statutory body for investigation in terms of the professions code of conduct; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) total number of professionals are implicated in the SIU reports and (b) field of expertise is each implicated professional serving in?

Reply:

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigations are regulated in terms of the Special Investigation Unit and Special Tribunal Act, 1996.

According to this Act, the SIU is empowered to investigate serious malpractices or maladministration in connection with the administration of State institutions defined in the Act.

Section 1 of the Act defines State institution to “mean any national or provincial department, any local government, any institution in which the State is the majority or controlling shareholder or in which the State has a material financial interest, or any public entity as defined in section 1 of the Reporting by Public Entities Act, 1992 (Act No. 93 of 1992)”.

All final reports of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) received by my Office are therefore released to all affected State institutions to implement the recommendations of the SIU.

In the case of SIU making certain findings of wrongdoing against a particular professional based on evidence, the SIU refers this to the relevant professional body with recommendations regarding professional disciplinary action.

The said referral is accompanied by relevant evidence to enable the professional body to institute the recommended disciplinary action and hold the professional to account.

The SIU has established a function which will follow up with the statutory professional bodies or councils to establish whether the SIU recommendation is implemented.

The SIU also makes similar referrals to government where there is evidence of wrongdoing by any government official. In the latter case, a referral accompanied by evidence is sent to the Accounting Officer or Accounting Authority of the relevant state institution to enable the Accounting Officer or the Accounting Authority to institute disciplinary action and thus to hold the official to account.

In view of the above there is no need to develop a separate policy in this regard.

The SIU has found evidence of wrongdoing by five (5) professionals – all attorneys – since January 2011. In each case, referrals were made to the relevant professional body.

19 April 2021 - NW554

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of (a) schools in each province that do not have access to water in 2021 and (b) water tankers that have been installed in schools in each province since 1 November 2020?

Reply:

1. As reported by provincial education departments, there were no schools that did not have any access to water.

2. No water tanks were installed in the provinces since November 2020.

16 April 2021 - NW545

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What (a) are the names of the companies contracted to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the (aa) Union Buildings, (bb) Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (cc) Brand South Africa offices both local and abroad and (dd) Statistics South Africa in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 and (b) is the value in rand of each contract?

Reply:

(aa) Union Buildings

The Presidency did not enter into a contract with any supplier for the above-mentioned items, however this items were sourced through once off procurement which was a combination of over the counter procurement and request for quotation through Central Supplier Database (CSD).

(bb) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

See attached separate reply by DPME

(cc) Brand SA

a) Brand South Africa procured the following items for PPE to provide (i) masks, (ii) sanitisers and (iii) disinfecting and/or fogging services at the Brand South Africa Offices.

i) Masks

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Mask - Surgical

R 216,315.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Face Shield

R 155.25

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

PLASTIC FACIAL MASK

R 60.00

ii) Sanitisers

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

Hands Sanitizers (1l)

R 23,303.60

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Hand Sanitizer dispenser with sensor, wall mounted

R 5,520.00

09-07-2020

2012/210570/07

Kamageba Holdings

Sanitizer Gel Refill: 5L

R 1,610.00

30-04-2020

2020/140895/07

Chima Lumumba (PTY) Ltd

Wall Stand For The 500ml Sanitiser

R 4,153.00

iii) Disinfecting and/or fogging services

Period

Company Registration No

Service Provider

Commodity

Value in Rand

30-04-2020

2014/016785/07

Supra Latex (Pty) Ltd T/A Suprahealthcare

DISINFECTANT Sanitersers( 5L)

R 31,567.50

11-05-2020

2016/380292/07

The Dental Warehouse

5L Disinfectants

R 26,766.25

20-05-2020

2000/011511/07-2018/

(Organic Health CC)COVID-19 awareness collaboration with SA Taxi

25L Organic Fresh

R 261,463.65

(dd) Stats SA

See attached spreadsheet that reflects all COVID-19 Related Procurement for Stats SA for the above period as requested.

16 April 2021 - NW241

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      Whether, given the state of affairs at SA Airways (SAA), he can account as to the reason that the voluntary severance package (VSP) payments of more than 3480 former SAA employees have not been paid, despite promises by his department to effect the payment by 31 January 2021; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What plan does his department have in place to ensure that the rest of the 1220 SAA employees who were not subjected to the section 189 retrenchment process do not encounter a similar payment issue; (3) Whether, in light of the recorded R10,5 billion bail-out for SAA that the Minister of Finance, Mr T T Mboweni, had set out, of which R2,2 billion had been set aside to fund retrenchment packages, the specified funds have been made available to the Ministry of Public Enterprises; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons that the specified funds have not reached the intended recipients; and (4) By what date will his department process the VSPs of all affected employees as a matter of urgency?

Reply:

  1. The VSPs have since been paid with non-management and management employees paid on 12 and 19 February 2021 respectively. The payments could not be paid until the funds had been secured and this was achieved with the adjusted national budget on 28 October 2020. Immediately R3.5 billion of these funds were made available to start payment of employee related liabilities.
  2. The Department does not anticipate that payment related to further restructuring including section 189 retrenchments shall be delayed. Funds necessary for this purpose have been deposited with BRPs.
  3. All the funds for retrenchment packages for SAA employees have been transferred to SAA.
  4. See (1) and (2) above.
     
     
     
     
     

16 April 2021 - NW317

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the total number of retail post offices in the Republic, (b) of these post offices, what number is (i) SA Post Office (aa) owned and (bb) rented and (ii) postal agencies premises and (c) will she furnish Mr C MacKenzie with an aged analysis of all rentals due to landlords for each retail post office?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

(a) 1 414 Post Offices

(b)(i)

(aa) 458 owned Post Offices

(bb) 956 rented Post Offices

(b)(ii) 694 postal agencies

(c) Age analysis of rentals due as at January 2021 which includes 154 other rented

sites such as mail centres, depot’s box lobbies, etc. (A detailed list is attached hereto)

+30 days

+60 days

+90 days

+120 days

TOTAL

-24 514 125,63

-26 371 402,36

-26 803 607,04

-51 586 293,58

-129 275 428,61

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW659

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(a) What amount did the Department of Human Settlements and/or the entities reporting to her spend on the Women in Construction Summit hosted by the specified department in 2020, (b) what are the details of all (i) companies contracted and (ii) amounts paid to any component of the event notwithstanding (aa) key-note addresses, (bb) event organising and (cc) catering and (c) from which cost account were the amounts in respect of the specified summit paid?

Reply:

(a) The Women in Construction Summit held in 2020 was hosted by the National Department of Human Settlements. Entities reporting to me did not spend any amounts towards the Summit.

The amount that the Department of Human Settlements spent on the Women in Construction Summit was R1, 024,279.05.

(b) The department used a company contracted for hiring or rendering services in respect of travel, accommodation, venue and facilities for conferences, departmental meetings and events.

I am constrained and prohibited by the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” from providing the Honourable Member with the name of name(s) of contractors involved in the Summit. The document referred to states that:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”

(aa) The key note address was delivered by the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation. The other speakers and presenters were from the Human Settlements and Water and Sanitation sectors and they were not paid.

(bb) The department has service level agreement with a management company and the service fees are stipulated in the contract between the two parties.

(cc) Catering for the Women in Construction Summit was part of the full day conference package.

(a) The amounts in respect of the specified summit were paid from the departmental branch budgets indicated below:

Cost Centre

Amount paid (Rands)

Governance Frameworks

425 113.98

Governance Frameworks

51 885.70

PPMU

97 339.52

Corporate Services (Communication Services)

336 039.85

Corporate Services

(Communication Services)

114 000.00

Total:

1,024 379.05

 

16 April 2021 - NW708

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)    What are details of any passengers carried on the aircraft during the outbound and return flights of the SA Airways (SAA) aircraft that departed on 24 February 2021 to the Kingdom of Belgium to collect another batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, including but not limited to (a) the names of ach passenger and (b) the amounts charged to each passenger; (2) Whether SAA and/or Mango airline will be awarded any further government tenders for the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines (a) within the Republic and (b) within Africa; if not, why not in each case; if so, what (i) aircraft will be used and (ii) are the details of all procurement regulations and legislation that will be followed for the procurement of such air services?

Reply:

(1) No passengers were carried on the outbound and inbound flights

(2)(a) The awarding of such tenders is the responsibility of the National Department of Health. SAA has the capacity an infrastructure to transport cargo including the vaccines. SAA will put forward its value proposition for this role in South Africa and in the continent.

(2)(b)(i) The aircraft used will depend on the size of the consignment and distance to and from where the vaccine is transported.

(2)(b)(ii) The vaccine procurement regulations are the responsibility of the Department of Health.

Obtaining and transporting vaccines to SA is of national interest and importance. The state’s limited capacity must be utilized to avail vaccines to South Africans who are waiting to be vaccinated in order to prevent the worst effects of the COVID pandemic.

It is regrettable that some pilots and their collaborators, are doing everything possible to selfishly extract more Benefits for themselves, even if it means misleading the public.

Government is fairly advanced in securing an equity partner, and every effort must be made to ensure that this is successful- such that there is no future imposition on the fiscus.

16 April 2021 - NW897

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What are the details of the technical report on water losses that was conducted by consulting engineers in the Alfred Duma Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, including the (a) date the report was submitted to her department, (b) extent of water losses identified in the report and (c) actions taken to reduce and/or stop the water losses from occurring?

Reply:

The technical assessment on water losses was conducted for the entire UThukela District Municipality, including losses in the Alfred Duma Local Municipality. The technical report was completed on 27 August 2020. UThukela District Municipality is the Water Service Authority (WSA) within its juristic area and it submits a monthly water balance report to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). 

The water balance report from the WSA for the 2019/20 financial year was calculated to be at 41.2% with about 19 858 129 kl of water losses. Water losses may be further divided into Apparent and Real Water Losses, and the figures are 4 693 740 kl and 15 164 389 kl respectively.

The UThukela District Municipality is part of the KwaZulu-Natal Water Conservation and Demand Management Forum where managing water loss remains the key focus. Through this initiative, the Department of Water and Sanitation, in partnership with COGTA, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government and Umgeni Water has provided support to the District Municipality. As a result, this has contributed to the development and implementation of water conservation and demand management programmes by all KwaZulu-Natal WSAs including the Uthukela DM. The KZN Programme provides support with the following: 

    • Water Loss and Non-Revenue Water Master Plans; 
    • Development of Revenue Improvement Strategies; 
    • Determination of the true cost of water; and 
    • WSA Water Loss Mentorship and Training.

 

Grant funding for Water Services Authorities is made available through both the Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) and Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). As part of the grant conditions, funding is available for implementing water conservation projects. 

 

16 April 2021 - NW932

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with (a) quotations submitted to her department, (b) delivery receipts and (c) tax invoices for the personal protective equipment contracts awarded to a certain company (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the department used a company contracted for hiring or rendering services in respect of travel, accommodation, venue and facilities for conferences, departmental meetings and events.

Personal protective equipment that was paid for was part of the cost of community events coordinated on behalf of the department. This was to ensure that the events comply with the requirements and the guidelines issued by the Department of Health and the South African Police Service (SAPS) as well as the disaster management regulations on Covid-19 issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

16 April 2021 - NW528

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) are the details of the role his department plays in terms of the development of the new generation Rooivalk MK 11 and (b) budget has been provided for this purpose; (2) Whether Denel has been able to form partnerships (a) within the Republic and (b) internationally at this stage; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, with whom in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department is not playing a direct role in the development process of the new generation Rooivalk Combat Helicopter MK II. The discussions are still at a technical level between Denel and Armscor.

(1)(b) No budget provision has been made by the Department.

(2)(a) Domestic partnership is the Light Mobility (LMT) Holdings. Denel acquired the controlling stake in LMT in 2012. Denel owns 51% of LMT Holdings, PAMODZI 29% and the remainder is owned by the previous owners of LMT.

(b) Yes, Denel has in the past managed to enter into international partnerships. These are:

(i) With SAFRAN of France in 2002 to form Turbomeca Africa. SAFRAN owned 51% of Turbomeca Africa and Denel 49%. The company was based in South Africa. The joint venture was discontinued in 2017.

(ii) With SAAB of Sweden in 2007 to form Denel SAAB Aerostructures (DSA). Denel owned 80%  of DSA and SAAB 20%. The company was based in South Africa. SAAB sold back to Denel its 20% stake left the partnership in 2010. Denel Aerostructures was discontinued in 2019.

(iii) In Optronics with Carl Zeiss of Germany in 2007 to establish Carl Zeiss South Africa (now Hensoldt South Africa). Carl Zeiss owned (now Hensoldt) 70% of Carl Zeiss South Africa (Hensoldt South Africa) and Denel 30%. The company is based in South Africa

(iv) With Rheinmetall of Germany in 2008 to establish Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM). Rheinmetall owns 51% and Denel 49%. The company is based in South Africa

(v) With Tawuzan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012 to establish Tawuzan Dynamic (now Barij Dynamics)s. Tawuzan owns 51% and Denel 49%. The entity is based in the UAE

(vi) With International Golden Group(IGG) PJSC of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014 to establish Pioneer Land Systems LLC. Denel (through its subsidiary) own 49% of Pioneer Land Systems LLC and IGG 51%. The company is based in the UAE.    

                                               

16 April 2021 - NW628

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has done an assessment of the prevalence of asbestos roofs on residential homes; if not, why not; if so, (a) what total number of residential homes still have asbestos roofs and (b) by what date does she intend to eradicate asbestos roofs in places of residence?

Reply:

Honourable Member the Provincial Departments of Human Settlements do conduct assessments on the prevalence of asbestos roofs in residential homes and are tasked to remove those found to contain asbestos

As indicated previously, I will ensure that the relevant MECs table reports on this matter at our MINMEC meetings where issues of concurrent functions are discussed. Further, it should be noted that the use of asbestos is against the norms and standards of the Department and it is also a violation of the existing government regulations, the regulation on the Prohibition of the Use, Manufacturing, Import and Export of Asbestos and Asbestos Containing Materials forms part of the Environment Conservation Act of 1989).

16 April 2021 - NW819

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).What are the terms of the NAC Grant Management Policy if an applicant still has an active project and/or file; (2). whether the applicants have received the final funding; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. According to NAC policy and procedures, applicants with active files are not eligible to be funded. They are declined at assessment stage on the basis of having active files or expired files. However, if a narrative report has been sent with financial reports, and compliance documents such as a valid tax clearance certificate, evidence of work done, the new application will be considered according to its own merit. In the event of expiry, three -year cool off period is observed before any application is considered.

2. Applicants only receive the final pay out of funding once they have provided satisfactory reports (narrative and financial reports depending on amounts granted) with valid tax compliance status as per the signed funding agreement. Where applicants have failed to comply with reporting processes, then their projects are expired based on failure to comply within specified time periods. There are five organizations funded under AOSF 2019–2021 that were expired immediately; due to falsification of information, attached as Annexure 4.

16 April 2021 - NW318

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is the total number of bank accounts that the SA Post Office have and (b) will she furnish Mr C MacKenzie with the account balances as at (i) 31 March 2020, (ii) 30 June 2020, (iii) 30 September 2020 and (iv) 31 December 2020?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

a) SAPO has fourteen (14) bank accounts for different operational requirements.

b) The request for the bank account balances is noted. SAPO is however mindful that responses to parliamentary questions are public documents and given the sensitivities surrounding its finances, the bank account balances cannot be provided.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW964

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)With reference to the efforts made by her department to ensure that youth and women are empowered and given work opportunities by her department, what is the percentage of (a) women and (b) youth recruited and/or provided with work opportunities under the current Expanded Public Works Programme by public bodies; (2) whether her department has met its targets in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) I have been informed by the Department that for the period 1 April 2020 – 31 December 2020, a total of 515 862 work opportunities have been reported through the EPWP Reporting System across all the spheres of Government and the four (4) EPWP sectors. Of the 515 862 work opportunities, 68% of work opportunities (i.e. 349 311) were for women empowered in the programme.

(b) In the same reporting period, 44% of work opportunities (i.e. 225 753) were accounted for youth empowerment.

 

2. The target for women is 60% and the target for youth is 55%, which means that the EPWP programme, which is coordinated by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has managed to exceed the women target, but has been unable to reach the youth target.

The rationale for achieving the targets on women participation is attributed to the nature of the Programmes implemented. For example, the Provincial Roads Programme has contributed 102 336 work opportunities out of the 515 862 work opportunities, this means 20% of the total work opportunities came from the Provincial Roads Programme. The Provincial Roads Programme is a routine road maintenance programme, mainly located in rural areas and has a 75% ratio of work opportunities (i.e. 77 037) going to women, whilst only attracting 23% youth (i.e. 23 826). Based on the nature of the work in this programme which entails cleaning of the road surface, clearing of drains & channels and clearing & cleaning of verges, a lot of youth do not find this type of programme attractive.

Furthermore, programmes such as the Home Based Community Care (HBCC) contributed 60 857 work opportunities toward the 515 862 work opportunities. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of work opportunities (i.e. 53 774) were awarded to women, whilst only 27% of the work opportunities were provided to the youth (i.e. 16 681). In this programme, the nature of work entails caring for the poor, elderly and sick through house visits, the provision of palliative care and patient referrals and most youth do not find this work attractive.

However, there are Programmes within EPWP that have high youth participation and these programmes are the National Youth Service, the NPO Programme, Tourism & Creative Industries, Mass Participation and Sustainable Land Based Livelihoods which are implemented on a smaller scale than the above-mentioned programmes and collectively contribute to 84 820 work opportunities.

16 April 2021 - NW174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications

What has she found to have been the impact of the closures that were as a result of late or non-payment for the monthly rental to owners of the buildings utilised by the SA Post Office on (a) SA Social Security Agency grants and the (b) renewal of motor vehicle licenses that took place at the specified Post Offices?

Reply:

(a) & (b) The closure of any SA Post Office as a result of late or non-payment for the monthly rental to owners of the buildings - or for whatever other reasons - is a concern and can be an inconvenience to all parties concerned.

The impact to both the SA Social Security Agency grant recipients and the renewal of motor vehicle licenses is that the customers often must incur additional costs as they are redirected to other branches.

The impact to SAPO staff members is that they often must attend to additional customers that are re-directed from the closed branches.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW800

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the areas that are both supplied in bulk and billed by Eskom for energy provision are entitled to and receive a subsidy for the installation of prepaid meters as per relevant government programmes; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

All residential customers who fall within the allocated area to be funded by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy qualify for free prepaid meters (20A) installed by Eskom or by municipalities. The electrification programme is rolled out in line with the municipalities’ Integrated Development Plans (IDP).

Only customers who require more than 20A supply are required to pay an upgrade fee from 20A to 60A.

16 April 2021 - NW740

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he has been informed that 5 452 officials working for Eskom have to date failed to submit their declaration forms relating to potential conflicts of interest at Eskom; if not, why not; if so, what steps are being taken to ensure compliance?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

On 14 October 2020, the SIU issued a report to SCOPA for the period 2015/16 to 2019/2020 identifying 5452 cases involving Eskom officials that had failed to submit declarations of interest for the indicated period. These cases have been handed over to Eskom by the SIU and the disciplinary process has commenced for the identified employees.

In order to ensure compliance, Eskom has implemented the following improvement actions to the declaration of interest management process:

  • The information system used to monitor employee declarations has been upgraded to enhance the ability to track and monitor non-compliances to the Eskom requirements.
  • Trained ethics coordinators and trainers have been appointed throughout the organisation to assist with ethics issues at the Eskom sites throughout the country.
  • Ethics training is provided to all employees through online learning, as the classroom training sessions have been placed on hold due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Employees that fail to comply are taken through a consequence management process.

16 April 2021 - NW842

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What steps is he taking to ensure that officials who resign from state-owned enterprises to avoid disciplinary action are not reemployed in other government department?

Reply:

The SOE’s are separate legal entities and employees in the SOE’s are not employed in terms of the Public Service Act. This makes the flagging of the employees who leaves the SOE’s pending disciplinary action or investigation difficult to track and trace in as far as other government departments. Heavy reliance will be on the strengths of our government departments recruitment processes to ensure that the vetting is done diligently to be able to detect such red flags. The prescripts developed under the auspices of Department of Public Service and Administration place a responsibility on the accounting officer of each government department to ensure that rigorous integrity assessments and background checks are conducted against candidates applying for employment.

The SOE’s have measures in place as part of their recruitment processes to prohibit the reappointment of employees who left through dismissal. The SOE’s are reviewing their measures to ensure that through the HR processes employees who leave the institution whilst under investigation or pending a disciplinary procedure are flagged. These should be done in line to what is permissible in terms of our Labour Relations Act.”

The department has also developed the SOC Risk and Integrity Management Framework that will be implemented with effect from 01 April 2021. Among others, the framework introduces reforms designed to regulate the affairs of the SOCs under the Ministry of Public Enterprises as follows:

  • Ensure that SOCs conduct rigorous background checks to prevent employment of candidates whose integrity indicates that they cannot be entrusted with the management of public resources;
  • Prohibit employees and board members of SOCs from doing business with their respective SOC.
  • Prohibit employees and board members of SOCs from soliciting or accepting gifts and/or donations from companies doing business with the SOC.

16 April 2021 - NW608

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What: (a) Total amount did Eskom pay a certain law firm (name furnished) to investigate fraud and corruption at the Wilge Residential Development project and (b) Process was followed to appoint the specified law firm to conduct the specified

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

a) The Wilge Residential Development investigation under Bowmans’ mandate letter dated 14 May 2018 and further Phase 2 mandate letter dated 08 August 2018 cost Eskom approximately R2,819,376.00 up to May 2019.  

Bowmans’ further investigation and attendance to the disciplinary proceedings under their mandate letter dated 20 June 2019 has cost Eskom R 2,811,915.37 up to 28 February 2021.

b) Bowmans was on Eskom’s panel of approved legal service providers when they were originally appointed in May 2018 to investigate procurement irregularities at Eskom. In June 2018, and pending the appointment of a new panel of attorneys, National Treasury provided approval for the continuation of existing legal services until completion of the work. This was for continuity purposes.

16 April 2021 - NW546

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What number of staff members in (a) The Presidency, (b) the Office of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa lost their lives due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency lost (01) female employee with a comorbidity (Disability) due to Covid 19

(ii) The Presidency lost (01) female employee due to Covid – 19 related complications in the period 01 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

DPME lost (02) staff members excluding the late Minister in the Presidency who lost his life due to Covid – 19 related complications.

c) Brand SA

No staff members, both local and abroad, lost their lives at Brand South Africa due to (i) COVID-19 and (ii) COVID-19 related complications in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

d) Stats SA

Statistics SA unfortunately had a total of five (5) colleagues countrywide plus one (1) employee from the service provider managing the Head Office Building who succumbed to COVID-19 for the period 1 March 2020 until 28 February 2021.

The following offices were affected:

  • Head Office (Pretoria) – 3 (2 Stats SA employees plus the service provider employee mentioned above)
  • Bhisho District Office – 1
  • Zululand District Office – 1
  • De Aar District Office – 1

Stats SA does not have any employees stationed abroad.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW829

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to the master plans for the (a) supply of bulk water and (b) waste water in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, the master plans were approved by her department; if not, why not; if so, (i) on what date were the master plans approved, (ii) what are the details of the budget allocations towards each master plan since each plan was approved and (iii) what is the implementation progress of each master plan as at 31 December 2020; (2) whether the master plans have been implemented; if not, what are the reasons for the failure to implement; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The Uthukela District Municipality (DM) developed a water services master plan (water and wastewater) with the support of the DBSA in 2017. However, the master plan was not submitted to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) for approval.

(i) The master plan has therefore not been approved by the DWS.

In terms of the Water Services Act (Act 109 of 1997), a Water Services Authority is required to submit a water services development plan (WSDP) to the DWS for the department to consider the plan before it is adopted. The Uthukela DM last submitted an updated WSDP in 2018.

Notwithstanding this, a number of water and sanitation feasibility studies for water and sanitation projects included in the WSDP have been submitted to the DWS for recommendation and/or approval. These plans are for projects to be implemented under the various grant funds i.e. Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG), the Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) and the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG). The table below details the projects recommended in 2019/20 and 2020/21 for implementation.

(ii)(iii) No funding is allocated for the District’s Master Plan but funding is allocated by the Uthukela DM for projects included in their WSDP and master plan pending finalisation of feasibility studies. The budget allocations from the MIG, WSIG and RBIG grants to the Uthukela DM are indicated in the table below. The expenditure on each programme is included.

(2) Projects and interventions identified in the master plan are being implemented within the available funding allocations of the MIG, WSIG and RBIG grants as detailed above.

16 April 2021 - NW175

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to the branches of the SA Post Office that closed down, (a) what number of post offices have been shut down by the owners of the buildings and/or premises in 2020 due to non-payment of the monthly rental and (b) how does the SA Post Office intend to solve these closure problems that occur on a regular basis?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:

a) Of the 1 110 premises that are leased only 43 have been closed. The closure is mainly as a result of under utilisation of the core business of the SA Post Office by the customers.

b) The SA Post Office is currently embarking on processes to re-purpose its business model to adapt to new technologies, including digitising the services.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

16 April 2021 - NW692

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) total number of incidents of fuel theft has Transnet had (i) in the 2019-20 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b) was the total monetary value of the stolen fuel, (c) security measures have been put in place to prevent the incidents of fuel theft from reoccurring and (d) were the outcomes of law enforcement processes that unfolded to the incidents of fuel theft?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

A. (I) and (II): FUEL THEFT INCIDENTS 19/20 AND 20/21 FINANCIAL YEARS:

(b) TOTAL MONatETARY VALUE OF THE STOLEN FUEL:

The total monetary value of the stolen fuel is arrived at utilising the approximate volume lost at the Basic Fuel Price (BFP) plus taxes over the respective reporting date.

(i) 2019/20: R 147 m (11,9 million litres at R12,38 BFP & Tax)

(ii) 2020/21: R 102 m (8,5 million litres at R12,03 BFP & Tax)

(C) security measures put in place:

Transnet has implemented various security measures which include tactical and aerial surveillance deployments. There is close collaboration with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“Hawks”), National Crime Intelligence and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal with related fuel theft in the country.

Detail of Security Preventative Measures applied to reduce incidents:

(i) National Organised Crime Project registration (National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Directorate Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) and Crime Intelligence)

(II) Specialised Tactical Security deployments

(iii) Specialised Aerial Surveillance deployments

(iv) Specialised Aerial drone deployments

(v) Law Enforcement and TPL Security information/Intelligence led security operations

(vi) National Law Enforcement engagements for interventions and support (SAPS, NatJoints and SANDF)

(vii) Critical and Essential Infrastructure Protection Motivation – TPL Network (Pipeline) vs. only Pump Stations

(viii) Establishment of Transnet Group Security Fusion Centre

In addition there are specific anti-intrusion systems that are in the process of being implemented along the pipeline system.

(D) OUTCOMES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCESSES:

16 April 2021 - NW860

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Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)In view of the delays in the Port of Cape Town’s container terminal that is often as a result of equipment breakdowns, (a) what was the average number of breakdowns experienced in each shift at the Port of Cape Town’s container terminal in 2020; (2 Whether Transnet keeps record of what is causing breakdowns at the Port of Cape Town’s container terminal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

1. The average number of equipment breakdowns at the Cape Town Container Terminal per shift for the 2020/21 financial year, in respect of all equipment is as follows:

  • Shift One = 162 breakdowns per month (April 2020 – March 2021)
  • Shift Two = 134 breakdowns per month (April 2020 – March 2021)
  • Shift Three = 126 breakdowns per month (April 2020 – March 2021).

2. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) keeps daily statistical records of the number of equipment breakdowns, the description of each breakdown and the associated outage times. The root cause of these breakdowns is largely attributed to the equipment reaching its mid-life.

There are 8 (eight) Ship-to-Shore Cranes due for mid-life refurbishments and with the high demand for crane density, a new strategic approach to replace all critical components within these cranes is now in place and will take Transnet Port Terminals to the desired reliability of 90% versus the current 85%. To improve the reliability of the Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) fleet, a ramp-up plan has been finalised to move from an average of 20 RTG Cranes to 28 RTG Cranes, within the next 24 months.

16 April 2021 - NW547

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

What amount, in Rands has (a) The Presidency, (b) the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (c) Brand South Africa Offices, both local and abroad, and (d) Statistics South Africa spent on (i) flowers (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of deceased staff members in each of the above offices in the period 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021?

Reply:

a) Presidency

(i)The Presidency has spent R10 539, 95 on flowers between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(ii)The Presidency has spent R130.00, on sympathy cards between the periods, 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021.

(iii)The Presidency has made the donation of R20 000.00 to two families of deceased staff members between the period, 1 March to 15 February 2021.

b) Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

With regard to (b) – The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation spent the following amounts during the period from 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 on:

(i) R 4 816.90 on flowers to families of the deceased staff members

(ii) R 0.00 no cards were purchased and

(iii) R 0.00 no gifts were purchased for the families of the deceased staff members.

c) Brand SA

Brand South Africa has not incurred expenditure, both local and abroad, in the period of 1 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 in respect of (i) flowers, (ii) cards and (iii) gifts to families of the deceased staff members.

Thank You.

16 April 2021 - NW859

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Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether there is a maintenance plan in place with regard to the dry-dock at the Port of Cape Town; if not, why not; if so, how often does maintenance take place; (2) Whether there are any plans in place to upgrade the dry-dock; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

1. Every asset in the dry dock facility in the Port of Cape Town has a maintenance plan. Each maintenance plan is derived from the Original Equipment manufacturer (OEM) operating and maintenance manual. Each asset has its own maintenance interval (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly etc.). All maintenance plans are raised in the form of job cards through Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), in this instance SAP.

The port adheres to annual maintenance repairs and ad hoc maintenance plans. This involves the reaction to the predicted asset failure which is not imminent. The repair cost is estimated, and funds are allocated accordingly. Job cards are created, and jobs are executed and documented and kept for a period of three years for auditing purposes.

2. The Port of Cape Town is in the process of refurbishing its outdated ship-repair facilities in line with Operation Phakisa initiatives. The port is providing an essential gravity point in the ship-repair sector. It has three main facilities namely, Robertson Dry Dock (RDD), Synchro-lift (SL) and Sturrock Dry Dock (SDD). The investment in the refurbishment of the facility to date is as follows:

  • All three-facilities combined capital spend to date is approximately R50 Million
  • Latest Estimate by end of the financial year is approximately R69 Million
  • The total estimated capital spends inclusive of all facilities above is “R1b”.
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Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Kgathatso Tlhakudi P J Gordhan, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

16 April 2021 - NW942

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to the latest Estimates of National Expenditure, what are the (a) relevant details of the increase in the number of personnel from 209 to 241 between the 2019-20 and 2023-24 financial years and (b) reasons that the estimated number of personnel in the 2023-24 financial year exceeds the 234 to 241 funded posts in his department?

Reply:

(a) In terms of the enabling Legislation of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), the Compensation Fund (CF) and Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE), the Minister of Labour (now Employment and Labour) appoints a Commissioner and support staff to perform the functions of the Funds and seconds such to the Funds.

As a result of this, it is the Department that is the registered employer and all appointments are made in line with the Public Service Act and accompanying Regulations. The Department therefore performs all payroll functions for the Department, the UIF, CF and SEE as one employer.

In terms of Compensation of Employees (CoE or payroll), the allocation of expenditure is governed by an Organisational Development (OD) exercise determining the functions and the level of such functions performed by positions contained in the approved establishment. This is commonly referred to as the “Approved Percentage Split”. This information is captured against positions on the establishment and is monitored and controlled by the Human Resource Management units within the Department as well as the UIF, CF and SEE.

The establishment is confirmed as being correct at regular intervals as it is this establishment which determines the value of CoE that is expensed against the Vote or alternatively recovered from the respective Fund.

(b) As a result of this symbiotic relationship, the Department reflects an approved establishment of 9990 on PERSAL however, only expenditure in respect of 2987 positions are expensed against the CoE allocations reflected in the Estimates of National Expenditure, and not 9990 positions as per the approved establishment.

16 April 2021 - NW823

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, in light of the five State-owned enterprises (SOEs), namely SA Airways, Alexkor, Safcol, Denel and SA Express that failed to submit their annual reports as required in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1996, his department will support the policy position which seeks to provide for additional measures in order to ensure SOE accountability in instances where the executive authority fails to table an annual report and financial statements of a department and/or public entity?

Reply:

10. The Department has adequate measures to ensure SOCs accountability in instances where the executive authority fails to table an annual report of the department and/or entity. Furthermore, extenuating circumstances would need to be considered on a case by case basis. The following are the extenuating circumstances that led to the following SOCs in not tabling annual reports and financial statements:

a) Denel: Denel’s AGM was held on the 29 January 2021. Several reasons resulted in the delay, including the liquidity challenges, which affected its ability to continue operating on a going concern basis. Consequently, Denel was unable to provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that it is a going concern, resulting in the delayed external audit finalization by the Auditor General. The delayed finalisation of the AFS was also exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted day-to-day activities in general. The AFS and Integrated Report were tabled at Parliament on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.

b) Safcol: The audit was protracted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual report was tabled on 10 March 2021, followed by the presentation to the Portfolio Committee, held on 17 March 2021.

c) Alexkor: The Alexkor AGM is expected to be held during the last week of March 2021. Alexkor’s operational and liquidity challenges not only resulted in delayed finalisation of the AFS and external audit by the Company’s auditors but has impacted its ability to continue operating on a going concern basis, resulting in a disclaimed audit opinion. It is expected that the AFS and IR will be tabled immediately after the AGM is held.

d) SAA: The airline could not table the annual report and financial statements due to financial and liquidity challenges. This had an impact on the going concern assessment which eventually led to the airline being placed under business rescue.​e) SA Express: The airline could not table the annual report and financial statements due to financial and liquidity challenges. This had an impact on the going concern assessment which eventually led to the airline being placed under business rescue and is now in provisional liquidation.

 

2. The last 2 years have been a difficult period for all SOCs, in terms of addressing all matters related to state capture, stabilising the SOC, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the SOCs are facing serious financial challenges, which impact on going concern and the audit outcome. The accountability framework includes the oversight of Parliament as it relates to non-submission of annual reports. The SOCs, being corporate entities are also required to apply to the Companies Tribunal to grant an extension of the date within which to hold the Annual General Meeting and to present its annual report to the Shareholder. Late submission of the annual report, coupled with going concern and the viability of the company also impacts on loan covenants, which the Board and the Shareholder must address.

3. The Boards are also accountable for other non-negotiable targets such as the achievement of an unqualified audit outcome and the achievement of at least 80% of the total sum of key performance indicators of the Compact. In line with consequence management, but also informed by the financial constraints, Boards and management takes a 0% annual increase when these non-negotiable targets are not met. However, addressing the viability of the SOC remains one of government’s key objective.

16 April 2021 - NW971

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister in the Presidency

With reference to (a) each of the past seven financial years and (b) the 2021-22 financial year, what (i) are the names of the brand agencies contracted to Brand South Africa, (ii) was the total value of each contract in respect of each project and (iii) was the (aa) name and (bb) duration of each project?

Reply:

  1. The spreadsheet is herewith attached detailing the requested information.

Thank you.

16 April 2021 - NW518

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether any staff member in his department (a) performed work outside normal working hours in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job and/or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of his department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?

Reply:

(1)(a)

Yes. DPE has recorded staff members who, according to the Financial Disclosures System on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website, were noted to have performed remunerative work outside the Public Service dating back to April 2014.

(b)

These cases are reported on, on an annual basis through the DPSA’s financial disclosures system and is verified by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) system conducted by the Public Service Commission (PSC), by determining whether an employee is a Director of a registered company(ies). The available records are as follows:

2014/2015: eleven (11) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have registered companies. During consultation with the officials, most companies were reported to be dormant, not trading, being a stokvel, staff members not actively involved, not generating an income, assisting on a voluntary basis, and staff member having resigned from the companies. Three (3) officials obtained formal approval to conduct Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS) and approval was confirmed.

2015/2016: twenty-one (21) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have registered companies. During consultations held with the officials, most companies were reported to be dormant, not trading, being a stokvel, staff members not actively involved, not generating an income, assisting on a voluntary basis, and staff member having resigned from the company.

2016/2017: four (4) staff members were detected through the financial disclosure and CIPC verification systems to have been engaging on RWOPS. Three cases had no RWOPS approval.

2017/2018: six (6) staff members were detected to have been engaging in RWOPS through the financial disclosure and CIPC systems. RWOPS approval only confirmed for Three staff members.

(i) The number of staff members confirmed to have been involved in RWOPS are as follows:

• 2014/2015: a total of 11 staff members with registered companies,

• 2015/2016: a total of 21 staff members with registered companies,

• 2016/2017: a total of 4 staff members engaged on RWOPS, and

• 2017/2018: 6 staff members engaged on RWOPS.

(ii) Job categories of these staff members are as follows:

• 2014/2015: Directors-5 & Chief Director- 4 & Deputy Director-General-2.

• 2015/2016: Directors-13, Chief Director -5, Deputy Director-General-2, Director-General-1.

• 2016/2017 – Director – 2, Chief Director-1, & Deputy Director-General-1.

• 2017/2018: Director -3, Chief Director – 2, Deputy Director-General-1.

(2) RWOPS approvals verified were: 2014/2015 -3 approvals, 2016/2017 – 3 approvals, and 2017/2018 – 1 approval.

(a)

The Department does not have its own separate policy as this is a regulatory function prescribed in terms of Regulation 19 of the Public Service Regulations (PSR), 2016, which provides a list and details of financial interests which designated employees (SMS and Non-SMS) are required to disclose. This explanatory manual is issued by the DPSA to guide designated employees on the required information relating to financial disclosures. Details of interests to be disclosed include different categories, namely (1) Shares, loan accounts or any other form of equity in a registered private or public company and other corporate entities recognised by law, (2) Equity, (3) Loan accounts (4) other forms of financial interests from which he/she receives an income (4) Income generating assets; (5) Trusts, (6) Directorships and Partnerships, (7) Other Remunerative Work outside the employees’ department (RWOPS), (8) Retainers, (9) Gifts, (10) Sponsorship, (11) Immovable property and (12) Vehicles

Other remunerative work refers to any work which an employee performs and receives remuneration for, outside his or her official employment. This category covers other remunerative work not disclosed under directorship/partnership, consultancy/retainership, and trustee. All employees must obtain written approval to perform other remunerative work outside of their official duties before engaging in such other remunerative work. The certificate of approval must be uploaded on the eDisclosure system.

(b)

All employees must obtain written approval to perform other remunerative work outside of their official duties by the Minister (Executive Authority) before engaging in such other remunerative work.

(c)

None. In terms of the Public Service Regulations, transgressions are required to be reported to the PSC and the DPSA, and not to National Treasury.

(d)

The Department engaged all implicated staff members and obtained written reasons for non-compliance with RWOPS prescripts. Warning letters were issued where it was found that financial disclosures were submitted late. Officials who were conducting RWOPS without approval were required to cease with the activity. A workshop was also offered to assist staff members to comprehend the DPSA policy and regulations and its implications.

15 April 2021 - NW994

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 1175 on 22 June 2020, what amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee paid for each anniversary dinner and/or celebration in each of the past 10 financial years? NW1162

Reply:

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee indicated that there has been only one anniversary dinner in the past 10 years in 2014 that cost R631, 293.20

15 April 2021 - NW998

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 960 on 8 June 2020, what amount in funding did each national sports federation receive from (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the Department of Sport and Recreation, (c) the National Lottery, (d) the SA Sports Trust and (e) any other organisation in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b) (c) (i) (ii) and (iii) Breakdown is provided in the table below;

Federation Name

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

Department of Sports and Recreation

National Lottery

The Sport Trust

Other

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Athletics SA

-

-

-

2,000,000

2,000,000

7,800,000

14,260,400

9,111,600.

             

Basketball South Africa

-

-

-

     

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chess South Africa

-

-

-

1 800 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cricket South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

4 000 000

5 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jukskei South Africa

-

-

-

950 000

950 000

950 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Netball South Africa

-

-

-

3 800 000

4 000 000

7 833 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Softball South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

3 000 000

13 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Football Association

-

-

-

-

2 000 000

2 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Gymnastics Federation

-

-

-

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Hockey Association

-

-

93 272.94

12 840 000

4 000 000

4 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African National Amateur Boxing Organisation

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Rugby Union

359 425.43

109 865.70

197 087.47

3 000 000

6,000,000

5,000,000

     

130 000

40 000

       

South African Golf Association

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SA Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

-

-

-

1 200 000

1 200 000

1 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Table Tennis Board

     

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

5 500 000

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Swimming South Africa

2 000 000

2 000 000

1 900 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

2 000 000

 

500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation (Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust (Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Tennis South Africa

-

-

-

2 199 000

2 000 000

3 500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Volleyball South Africa

-

-

-

2 000 000

13 000 000

4 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bowls South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cycling South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation of Dance Sport South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Judo South Africa

-

-

-

700 000

850 000

595 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Rowing South Africa

-

-

-

800 000

1 200 000

1 600 000

768 000

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SA Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SAAII)

-

-

-

750 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Baseball Union

-

-

-

550 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

South African Deaf Sports Federation

795 000

   

750 000

750 000

525 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

257 500

150 000

694 000

South African Equestrian Council

-

-

-

-

550 000

385 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

Darts South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

     

South African National Archery Association

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

525 000

1 422 517

-

-

-

-

-

-

500 000

250 000

SA Shooting Sport Federation

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

420 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Sport Anglers & Casting Confederation

-

-

-

500 000

550 000

385 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Squash South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

650 000

455 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Transplant Sport Association

-

-

-

450 000

600 000

420 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Surfing South Africa

-

-

-

650 000

700 000

490 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Aero Club of South

Africa

-

-

-

450 000

-

300 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation (Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust (Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Badminton South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

550 000

330 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Canoeing South Africa

6 357

88 420

8 990

600 000

650 000

890 000

-

-

250 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

Karate South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lifesaving South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

600 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Masters Sport South Africa

-

-

-

200 000

270 000

180 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Motorsport South Africa

-

-

-

550 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ringball Association of South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

-

400 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

Roller Sport South Africa

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

600 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Snow Sports South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Amateur Fencing Association

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

500 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Confederation of Cue Sport

-

-

-

450 000

780 000

918 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Figure Skating Association

-

-

-

450 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

339 290.

296 376.

350 160

S A Fitness Sport Aerobics Federation

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Handball Federation

-

-

-

700 000

-

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Ice Hockey Association

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Korfball Federation

-

-

-

     

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

New Love Life

-

-

-

38 508 000

40 433 000

42 788 00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Federation Name

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Rand)

Department of Sports and Recreation

(Rand)

National Lottery (Rand)

The Sport Trust ( Rand)

Other (Rand)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2016/17

2017/18

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

South African Orienteering Federation

-

-

-

300 000

-

240 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Powerlifting Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Body Building Federation

     

200 000

550 000

390 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Sailing

 

120 143.00

238 170

450 000

500 000

300 000

137 395.00

               

South African Taekwondo Federation

-

-

-

200 000

450 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Tug-of War Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Water Ski Federation

-

-

-

400 000

450 000

270 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Weightlifting Federation

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

South African Wrestling Federation

-

-

-

500 000

600 000

360 000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Triathlon South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

600 000

-

-

3 500 000

-

-

-

       

Underwater Sport South Africa

-

-

-

450 000

500 000

300 000

-

 

-

-

-

       

University Sport South Africa

-

-

-

600 000

700 000

420 000

-

2 000 000

-

-

-

 

967 951

1 950 408

942 143

Mountain Club of South Africa

-

-

-

400 000

400 000

400 000

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

Sport for Social Change Network

-

-

-

1 100 000

1 610 000

4 200 000

-

-

-

-

-

10 000 000

-

-

-

Gary Kirsten Foundation

-

-

-

1 000 000

 

1 000 000

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

Sport Coaches Outreach

-

-

-

8 000 000

12 244 000

8 500 000

50 000

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

15 April 2021 - NW993

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1173 on 22 June 2020, any money was transferred as a loan from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to the Commonwealth Bid Committee; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount was transferred, (b) on what date, (c) what was the purpose and conditions of the loan and (d) on what date was the money repaid?

Reply:

SASCOC indicated that no money was transferred from SASCOC to the Commonwealth Bid Committee. All expenses incurred in the bid process for the Commonwealth Games was paid directly by SASCOC.

15 April 2021 - NW997

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 956 on 8 June 2020, what are the reasons that the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee website is out of date?

Reply:

SASCOC indicated that the website is currently up to date. Further indicated that the organization went through a process of building a new website and it might have been during this transition phase from the old to the new that may have resulted in the website seemingly out of date

15 April 2021 - NW996

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 955 on 8 June 2020, what (a) total amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) spent on legal fees over the past 10 years on each court case, (b) was the nature of each specified case, (c) total amount was budgeted for legal costs in each year and (d) amount did SASCOC overspend on their legal budget in each year?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee provided the following response;

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

31/03/2017

7,226,093.95

Matters relating to dismissed employees as well as to another staff CCMA matter.

31/03/2018

2,385,177.49

 

31/03/2019

2,738,045.79

 

31/03/2020

323,762.39

 
 

12,673,079.62

 
     

TWB

 

31/03/2017

R1,036,194.93

Defending claims from athletes and dealing with Arbitration involving National Federations

31/03/2018

R655,686.76

 

31/03/2019

R2,862,178.05

 

31/03/2020

R693,300.55

 
 

R5,247,360.29

 
     

Spoor * Fisher

 

31/03/2011

R27,319.30

Trade mark copyright matters as per IOC requirements

31/03/2012

R21,904.42

 

31/03/2013

R831,048.43

 

31/03/2014

R403,891.87

 

31/03/2015

R175,941.16

 

31/03/2016

R810,837.92

 

31/03/2017

R165,364.68

 

31/03/2018

R23,367.61

 

31/03/2019

R215,674.74

 

31/03/2020

R83,541.94

 
 

R2,758,892.07

   

(c) and (d) SASCOC indicated that the organisation does not specifically budget for legal fees, as this is an unfunded mandate. Any legal fees incurred in normal operational and administrative matters are budgeted for within that specific cost centre.